Iran hammer thrower bags bronze on Asian Champs

Tehran, March 15, IRNA – Iranian hammer thrower Sahand Nouri received a bronze medal in the 3rd Asian Youth Athletics Championships which is underway in Hong Kong.

The 2019 Asian Youth Athletics Championships will be the third edition of the biennial, continental athletics competition for Asian athletes aged 15 to 17.

The event is underway at the Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground in Hong Kong.

Nouri with 65.85 meter record ranked third.

This is while Indian rival with 69.63 meter ranked first and Chinese thrower with 66.64 meter record stood on the second place.

The hammer throw is one of the four throwing events in regular track and field competitions, along with the discus throw, shot put and javelin. The 'hammer' used in this sport is not like any of the tools also called by that name. It consists of a metal ball attached by a steel wire to a grip.

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